Comments: He plays in Philly for heaven's sake! What's he expect?

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I had this conversation with a Cock-a-roach, I mean Cowboys fan today. Naturally, he layed into Mc Nabb (I had to separate the spelling because muNu flagged it!) as a crybaby. While I didn't go to that extreme, I did agree that he (Mc Nabb) oversimplified the issue. I think you and I agree as well.

I think that because he is exposed to the Philly media on a regular basis, he experiences that criticism on such a normal occasion, that he mistakes it for the conclusion he made. You're right, how does he know what Manning goes through (or used to go through before the 2006 season) in Indy? How about what Bledsoe probably went through at the end of his starting days in NE? Better yet, Ryan Leaf in any city? Oh...Wade Wilson when he was hurt in New Orleans?

Yes, I will concede that black QB v White QB are likely scrutinized differently for whatever reason, and I am not saying that is fair. Criticized, though? I don't think so. I prefer to think one of two things of his assessment: he mistook scrutiny for criticism, or he is so beaten down by the Philly media (and fan interaction with them), he believes that part represents the whole. I wouldn't necessarily blame him for the latter, either.

P.S.: Sorry I won't see you at golf tomorrow. Enjoy the shin-dig!

Posted by r smitty at September 18, 2007 08:52 PM

Eagle fans have even booed Santa Claus and were the only major sports team with their own jail in the stadium.

Posted by Duffy at September 19, 2007 07:50 AM

What kind of treatment did Randall Cunningham get when he took over from Jaworski? I wouldn't know, being a Redskins fan, but I'm pretty sure he was always well-regarded by Philly fans. I can't believe Cunningham isn't in the Hall, but I guess never making it to the Super Bowl will do that.

Posted by G Rex at September 19, 2007 02:57 PM